Calling all makers! For the entire month of November we invite you to come explore the world through building, creating, and innovating. This month-long celebration kicks off with a family workshop where visitors can build their own weather station to use at home and ends with an week-long engineering challenge that involves some basic materials and a lot of creative thinking. Check out the full list of activities below. We’ll see you soon.
CHALLENGER COMMUNITY MISSION | NOVEMBER 2
Challenger Community Missions launch families, friends, and space enthusiasts on an exciting voyage of discovery where you can experience what it it’s like to work for NASA! Join a team of astronauts that will navigate through space in search of Comet Halley. Simulated space missions are for ages 9+, click HERE to register.
SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAYS: WEATHER STATIONS | NOVEMBER 3
The change in the seasons also means a change in the weather. Find out what we can learn about the places we live by studying these changes. Afterwards, families can build a weather station to use at home! Family workshops are designed for ages 5+, click HERE to register.
SCIENCE OF SOUND | NOVEMBER 3-4
Join us in Design Lab to learn about the science behind sound. Experiment with PVC palm pipes and see how the length of the pipe can impact the sound it makes. Build your own Groovy Sounds cone that will allow you to play records without a player. These activities are FREE with admission.
MAKER MANIA | NOVEMBER 10-12
We’re packing Design Lab with FOUR maker activities that will inspire you to see every day objects in new ways. All of these activities are FREE with admission.
- Lego Wall: What happens when this classic building toy gets vertical? Challenge your inner-engineer to create new types of structures and shapes that will stand strong, even against the pull of gravity.
- Circuit Flare Badge: Science meets fashion with this light up accessory. Learn how to complete a circuit and create a custom wearable badge that lights up.
- Stop Motion Science: Lights, camera, action! Create an animated film masterpiece by manipulating objects in small increments and taking a series of photos. We provide all the tools you need, you provide the creativity.
- Food Batteries: Can fruits and vegetables power a light bulb? The answer might surprise you. Test different types of fruits and vegetables to see which ones keep the electricity flowing.
VETERANS DAY | NOVEMBER 12
We’re extending all of our weekend programming for the holiday, so be sure to join us for a planetarium show at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. We are also proud to offer a 10% admission discount to military veterans and free admission to all active duty military personnel. Please present your military ID at the front desk. Admission discounts may only be applied to the guest presenting ID.
HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE SERIES: ROBOTS | NOVEMBER 14
Our homeschool workshops are a unique opportunity for students to gain a stronger understanding of STEM concepts through hands-on activities. In November students will learn how engineers program robots to perform tasks and then use our Cubelets modular robots to solve a variety of challenges. The homeschool science series is designed for students age 7-12 and requires preregistration. Click HERE to register.
BUILD BIG CHALLENGE | NOVEMBER 17-21 & 23-25
Challenge yourself to think outside the box! What can you create using only cutting tools, masking tape, and cardboard boxes? Will you add on to a project someone else created or start from scratch? How tall or wide can you build a structure? No ideas are off limits! This activity is FREE with admission.
SCIENCE STORYTIME | NOVEMBER 17-21 & 23-25 | 11:00AM
Join us in the Nature Discovery exhibit to hear a reading of The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires. Afterwards, participate in an activity that will challenge you to use familiar objects in new ways.